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Undergraduate

Biomedical Science Honours

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) (Honours) - BSc(Hons)(Curtin) - BH-BIOMED Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 1 year full-time

Course overview

This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research.

The course aims to broaden your knowledge and expose you to the latest developments in biomedical research.

Project topics are developed in conjunction with a potential supervisor, and cover a large array of potential fields of research.

Project work covers areas such as (but is not limited to):

  • cancer
  • regenerative medicine
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • medical microbiology
  • environmental and industrial microbiology
  • bioinformatics
  • immunology
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • genetics and molecular genetics.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Students with an outstanding perfomance and appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,950*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

This course is a continuation from the undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) course, which is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, and graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership.

Why Biomedical Science Honours?

  • We provide training in a wide range of generic and discipline specific research-oriented skills, as well as training in inter-professional skills such as critical thinking, time management, scientific writing and problem solving.  
  • You will operate in modern research facilities that house multi-million-dollar equipment.
  • You will be supervised by academics that are themselves active researchers.
  • Our graduates have been sought after for PhD positions in institutions all over the world.

How this course will make you industry ready

Graduates from honours have a more fully developed and more complex set of research skills that make them more attractive to employers. Graduates with first or upper-second-class honours are also eligible for direct entry into PhD programs.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.